(SNN) - Oh yeah, you’ll see Gravity again. Either at theaters soon or on DVD when it scores its huge handful of Academy Award nominations. I just saw it for the second time and was surprised at all the things I missed. Some good, some bad, some downright shocking—a word I use lightly because everyone else does, too.
I re-saw Gravity on the big screen in 3-D. I loved the movie the first time around, but the great visuals and feverish pace caused me to miss hidden gems, technical errors and shocking stuff.
Gravity--On Further Review
- While waiting for the film to start, if you look through the opposite end of your 3-D glasses you can peer into the soul of the person seated in front of you.
- At approximately 35 minutes and 10 seconds into the movie, when the astronauts pass over Toronto, watch the far right side of the screen about a third up, and you can spot Toronto Mayor Rob Ford standing in an a field of freshly powdered snow. On the next pass, Ford is still there, however, all the white powder has disappeared.
- Just because you know the plot, don’t re-visit the concession stand mid-flick and ask for another squirt of “that amazingly lifelike semi-edible yellow coloring # 5 butter-style, popcorn-flavored paint thinner.” It just makes your remaining popcorn soggy.
- Blink and you’ll miss something shocking. You missed it? Next time don’t blink.
- If you attend a matinee, Clooney’s understudy, Tom Arnold, sometimes plays the role of Max. He’s good, but he keeps calling his fellow astronauts “Roseanne.”
- If you listen carefully during the space capsule pre-ignition sequence, you may hear a muffled shout of “Hey fat-ass, you’ll never make the pros blocking like that.” It’s a leftover track from “The Blind Side.” Ignore it.
- Too much product plugging? I’m not 100% sure, but I believe NASA never allowed space shuttles to tow commercial banners like the one reading, “Lady GaGa Rules!”
- Instead of seeing the movie again, you may wish to check out the Blu-Ray version instead. It will contain many extras and deleted scenes, including the space station’s fiery collision with a horse-drawn Beer truck. This blatant and shocking product plug was removed from the theatrical version after a stunt Clydesdale injured during the gag sued the studio and switched from Bud to Miller Lite.
- Readers are invited to insert their own “Looks and tastes about the same going in and coming out” American beer joke here.
- The role credited to Sandra Bullock is actually played by veteran shape-shifting extraterrestrial and talented character actor J.K. Simmons.
- After an early showing, producers received an email stating, “You deserve an Oscar®,” and signed “Phillips.” It wasn’t from primary awards competitor “Captain Phillips,” but Michelle Phillips. She mistook the International Space Station for an old tutu accidently orbited by Mama Cass during a “Swan Lake” Glissade gone terribly wrong.
- Originally the title of Gravity was supposed to be: “When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big-a Pizza Pie, That’s Amore,” but producers couldn’t obtain the rights.
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